Sandy graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1986. She obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 1990 and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta since then. She works primarily with clients in private enterprise.
Sandy enjoys travelling and music. She is a program co-ordinator with the children ministry in her church. She also spends time at the Olympic Oval where her daughter trains as a speed skater.